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- n. A gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand
- n. Plural form of plier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A kind of small pinchers with long jaws, -- used for bending or cutting metal rods or wire, for handling small objects such as the parts of a watch, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
From ply (“to bend”) + -ers, plural of -er. (Wiktionary)